Skellgill House ref: CC218076

Askrigg, Wensleydale & Area

3 Stars



Local area

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  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Open Fire 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • WiFi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Customer's choice 
  • Shower Cubicle 


Situated in an idyllic rural position is Skellgill House in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. This wonderful Dales farmhouse has to be ’ Escape to the Country’ at its best, it even has the meandering Skellgill Beck trickling through the gardens, whilst the sheep graze the fells beyond. What better place could there be to watch the world go by? Although perfectly rural, Skellgill does not feel remote as there is a small traditional dales farm close by. The house itself is extremely spacious and welcoming, keeping that warm, traditional and inviting feeling that you would hope a dales farmhouse would offer. The traditionally presented lounge offers a cosy open fire where you can relax those tired muscles after enjoying a day on the hills, or, perhaps fine dining is your forte, where better to enjoy dinner than in the wonderful spacious dining room adorned with the most beautiful original stone fireplace, high beamed ceilings and yet more picture postcard views. The space and welcoming features continue throughout the house, traditional, unspoilt and homely. Outside, the traditional cottage gardens continue to offer space and tranquillity, with lawn areas, seating areas and the wonderful beck in such stunning surroundings. Where better to spend your Yorkshire Dales Holiday. Shop 1½ mile, pub ½ mile and restaurant 1 mile.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Porch: With for storage of boot and coats.
Living room: With open fire, Freeview TV and DVD player.
Dining Room: With electric wood burner.
Kitchen: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave and fridge/freezer.
Utility room: With washing machine and tumble dryer.
Bathroom 1: With shower cubicle and toilet.

First floor

Bathroom 2: With shower over bath, and toilet.
Bedroom 1: With double bed.
Bedroom 2: With 3 single beds.
Bedroom 3: With double bed.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor


Oil fired central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Travel cot and highchair. Telephone.


Large cottage garden with sitting-out area and garden furniture. Bike storage. No smoking. Visit England 3 Star. Please Note: There is a stream/beck in the garden.
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
    1.5 miles
  • Distance
    8 miles
  • Restaurant
    1 mile
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
    0.5 mile
  • Railway station distance
    11.0 miles
  • Lake

About the local area

The area is an absolute paradise for walkers, mountain bikers can enjoy a new challenge every day, and the area is a haven for wildlife. The traditional dales town of Hawes is well worth a visit with its traditional ropemakers workshop. The gardens at the Forbidden Corner near Leyburn are sure to make your world move in mysterious ways! and a visit to Aysgarth Falls is sure to leave fond memories of your holiday in the Yorkshire Dales.

Things to do nearby


Reeth, in the heart of Swaledale is a honey pot for locals and tourists. It lies where two of North Yorkshire's finest dales meet.

Arkle Moor Riding Centre
Arkle Moor Riding Centre

A small riding centre just outside the dales village of Reeth.

Upper Wharfedale

Along the Upper Wharfe Valley the characteristic drystone walls and barns of the Dales, important flower-rich hay meadows, beautiful riverside and valleyside woodland combine to create a wonderful place to relax and explore the great outdoors.

Pennine Bridleway - Horse Riding

The Pennine Bridleway is a new 350 mile long National Trail in the North of England.

The Forbidden Corner

A unique labyrinth of tunnels, chambers, follies and surprises created in a four acre garden in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales.


The thriving market town of Hawes located in the heart of Wensleydale is a typical Yorkshire Dales town full of character and charm.

The Swaledale Museum
The Swaledale Museum

The Swaledale Museum is run by volunteers where displays of local heritage from Swaledale and Arkengarthdale can be viewed.

Bolton Castle

Completed in 1399, Bolton Castle has a rich past including connections with Richard III and Mary Queen of Scots who was imprisoned here in 1568 under orders from Elizabeth I. Open all year round.

River Bain
River Bain

Bainbridge is the only place that you can get day tickets for the River Bain with it being such a short river - the shortest in England at about two miles!

River Wharfe - Day Tickets
River Wharfe - Day Tickets

Some great fishing venues including Burnsall, Ilkley and Grassington. Day tickets available.

River Ure - Day Tickets
River Ure - Day Tickets

Great fishing venues include Bainbridge, Hawes and Aysgarth. Day tickets available

Wensleydale Creamery

Receiving over 270,000 visitors each year, the Wensleydale Creamery Visitors Centre incorporates a museum, viewing gallery, specialist cheese shop and fully licensed restaurant.

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